Ruth Pauline Sutherin 

Published 11:10 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ruth Pauline Sutherin, 87, of Columbus, North Carolina, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus on Oct. 30, 2018. 

Ruth was born in Akron, Ohio, to the late the Rev. John Campbell Fulton and Auleen Rhodes Fulton.  

She graduated Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s in Nutrition. After college, she worked an internship at Mass General Hospital in Boston. 

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Most of her career she worked as a registered dietitian at The Medical Center of Beaver County in Beaver, Pennsylvania, and retired as the food service director. 

In February 1955, Ruth married Jim Sutherin. Together they had two sons. 

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, William C. Fulton. 

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Jim Sutherin; son, the Rev. Daniel Sutherin (Melinda) of Plainfield, Indiana, and their two children, Brittany and Jim; son, Thomas Sutherin (Stefan) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and their children Olivia and Michael; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Palmer (Charles), Vivian Kosto, and Flora Fulton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will conducted March 16, 2019 at 11am at the Tryon Presbyterian Church. 

Memorials can be made to Music Ministry – Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon, NC